St Mary

Welcome to the page for St Mary's Witcombe with Bentham. 

We are part of The Greenway Benefice, which includes ourselves and our sister churches, Holy Trinity Badgeworth and St Paul's Shurdington  Click here  for a link to the Benefice page and our other churches.

For the most up to date information about special services and events, please visit our Facebook page @greenwaychurches

Our church is open, we are holding services both physically and on-line, and we are continuing to be a supportive Christian presence in our local communities.

St Mary's church is open for individual private prayer daily. 

2022: Services are currently held at St Mary's at  8 am once a month, at 11am three times a month, with a benefice service on the fourth Sunday (this rotates around our three Parishes)

You are very welcome to come along any Sunday - you will be warmly welcomed, but please do check the Services and Events tag to see which church the fourth and fifth Sunday services will be held at.

You can also follow us online - every Sunday the main service from one of our three churches is uploaded to Facebook.

For the most up to date information about special services and events, please visit our Facebook page @greenwaychurches

How else are we being church at the moment?

We know that not everyone is comfortable to return to their pre-pandemic level of activities yet, and recent events have affected many people's lifestyles.

Worship resources are available online, both on this site and our Greenwaychurches Facebook page.

Our Pastoral Care team can provide a listening ear, and our Greenway Gifts project can help with practical support. Please check the monthly News sheet in the News and Notices tag for details of these.

YouTube Channel

We now have a YouTube channel "Greenway Churches". Anyone can go to the channel to watch worship videos from our services, as well as special worship videos for children. Do take a look and subscribe to receive notifications when we add new videos.

Because church is still church, wherever we are. 🙏


The parish of Great Witcombe: St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services

Click here to link to our Safeguarding Policy

Click here to link to the Diocesan website for information and contact details if you have any safeguarding concerns. 

Our local contact for safeguarding issues is Mrs Rachel Cottell 01452 715034 or email [email protected]

Get in touch

Reverend Susan Cooke

The Vicarage
School Lane
GL51 4TF

Our website

What's on

Thursday Morning Prayer Online

Every Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Thursday at for 15 mins
Wherever you are
Wherever you are, Zoom meeting

Every Thursday a small group gathers online to read the service of Morning Prayer. This is open to all who wish to take part.
If you need the link to join, please look at our Zoom Meetings page in the News section.


All our church services and events across the benefice for the current month in one handy document.

Notices Advent christmas